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Marina Bastarache’s Style Secrets

Written by: Ariane Sylvain Montréal - July 6, 2018

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a personal stylist who creates fun and tasteful looks for them. Knowing what to buy and what suits you is not always an easy task in a world with a seemingly infinite number of trends and styles.

Yves Saint-Laurent once said: “Fashion fades, style is eternal.”, and I try to keep that quote in mind at all times. When it comes to clothes, the idea isn’t to blindly copy everything you see in magazines, but rather to adopt trends while personalizing them in your own way.

Do you secretly dream of having Marina Bastarache’s style? Below, I share some tips to help you revamp your wardrobe so that it resembles Marina’s. You can take inspiration from them and then develop your personal look your own unique style.

 

Marina’s Essentials

 

The mini-skirt: pair it with sneakers to keep it casual and cool, or with pumps for a sexier look!

The biker jacket: it’ll add punch to an outfit that seems rather ordinary on its own.

The mom jean: easy to wear during different seasons and for various occasions.

The vintage t-shirt (or graphic t-shirt): simple and casual, it’ll become your greatest ally!

The white blouse: classic and timeless, this garment can be incorporated into so many looks. It can be perfectly paired with a pencil skirt or mom jeans.

The hat: Marina’s must-have in all its variations (felt, beret, tuque, newsboy).

Sunglasses: Marina’s go-to accessory – she can’t live without them! Her favourite shape at the moment is the narrow cat eye.

The one-piece swimsuit: perfect for around the pool or at the beach.

Dare to Mix and Match
For a dynamic look, be bold like Marina and put together pieces that are very different. However, be sure to choose prints with similar colours so that your outfit is harmonious.

 

Opt for Textures
Mixing textures and materials adds character and another dimension to any outfit. The general rule is to mix a light material with a heavier one. For example, pair a biker jacket with a crepe skirt or throw a wool sweater over a silk dress.

 

Confidence is Key
Never forget that taste is subjective. Whatever style you adopt, it won’t be unanimously accepted. Stick to your guns, walk with your head held high, and the world is your oyster.

 

Happy shopping and have fun!

Ari

 

Written by:

Ariane Sylvain

Montreal stylist Ariane Sylvain has an instinct for trends and a distinct style. She is well known for being bold and unafraid to defy convention. For her, fashion is a form of art, through which she can express her personality and have fun.

Recognized for her natural talent, creativity, open-mindedness, and outgoing personality, Ariane is sought after for photoshoots, TV segments, red carpets, and personal styling.

She has been Marina’s stylist for over four years now. As they share the same fashion vision, together they form a dynamic duo that’s taking the world by storm.

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